Text Box: Wind tunnel Testing

Effect of simulated gas release on an offshore platform

Enstec Services

Consultants in Environmental Fluid Mechanics.
Specialists in Air Quality and Wind Environment

Wind tunnel modelling offers possibly the most accurate method of modelling the effect of the external wind  on structures and on airborne discharges.


On a structure such as on offshore platform, wind tunnel modelling can be used to :


· examine the wind environment around the helideck,


· examine the dispersion of exhaust plumes


· design inlets and safe refuges


· Assess the loads on the structures


· examine the effect of the external wind on ventilation.


Such tests are especially important where the topography is complex or where there are many buildings and structures.



Wind tunnel model of a site with complex topography

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